Stare Down!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hippie Chicks Mom, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Near Old Forge NY
    So my 4 week old BOs and EE are just learning to be outside in an enclosed, secure, supervised setting. They are in my fenced garden where i can see them and so can my free rangers who are about 2 1/2 years old. The adults approach the chicks with curiosity but Vivian was doing this "stare down" with one of the BOs. They locked eyes and it was like "who will look away first!!". Is this a posturing by my adult to let the newbies who's boss??? No harm done. No pecking or attacking, just staring! Thanks.
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    Quote:I would have a tendency to say yes.... maybe someone else will come along with more knowledge.

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